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Thornleigh Salesian College
Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

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Leading Parent Partnership Award

As a school we are committed to working in partnership with our parents to ensure that all our young people receive the best possible academic, spiritual and emotional support that will enable them to maximise their chances of achieving their full potential.

Using the 10 objectives of the LPPA Award as a framework for development, we have developed and implemented strategies in order to strengthen the school – home partnership with you as parents/carers.

Here are just a flavour of some of the improvements and opportunities that are available to you.

Parental Request

  • Improved communication between school and home
  • Uniform -The change of brown school shoes to black for girls
  • Opportunities for ‘Life Long Learning’
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Access to IAG information
  • Easy access to day to day school information

School Response

  • Removal of the automated telephone response system. Introduction of text message service to parents. Creation of ‘Parents Zone’ on the school website
  • Removal of compulsory stipulation of brown school shoes for girls
  • Working in partnership with a variety of external partners, the signposting of ‘Learning Opportunities’ posted on the school website. School has secured external grant funding to support the delivery of the Lexia Project. Time line established.
  • Musical evenings, Murder Mystery Plays, Charity events, Zumba Class advertised on school website and via school ‘Communicate’. Sports facilities for hire.
  • All presentations posted on school website
  • School holidays, exam dates, copies of letters added to Parents Zone. Notification of new IGO bus passes required for students from May posted on school website.


  • Improved school/home communication as evidenced in parental questionnaire feedback
  • Easier to source black shoes
  • % Take up of courses identified in parental questionnaires. Links provided to ‘holiday schemes’ for students
  • Worked with parents to establish disabled sports club at Thornleigh.Parents involved as speakers for ‘My Futures’ Day, as interviewers for Careers Weeks/ Enterprise projects. Parents involved with PTFA, ECO group and the Chaplaincy
  • Parents have expressed verbally and via questionnaire, that they feel better informed regarding Options/UCAS/Work Experience information
  • Improved access to information enabling parents to respond to deadlines/appointment requests

The Leading Parent Partnership Award newsletter info | PDF

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